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Best Desktop Computers For Photo Editing In 2020 – Top 13 Rated Reviews

On the hunt for a powerful computer capable of handling any and all of your photo and video processing needs? Well, look no further, as we present to you the most comprehensive rundown of all the best desktop computers for photo editing!

While there are many great laptop computers geared towards photo editing, the customization that a desktop offers can be hard to pass up. With the option to choose your own screen, plus the ability to add your favorite keyboard and mouse setup can result in a much more comfortable workspace than crouching over and squinting at a laptop screen.

Graphics cards and RAM…

When looking to choose a computer with a particular task in mind, there is usually a list of components that will be critical. For photo editing purposes, we were looking for machines with a graphics card from mid to high end (depending on your usage requirement).

Desktop Computers For Photo Editing

You will also need enough RAM to handle the workload that comes with graphic editing; we recommend at least 8GB. Of course, you are going to need a versatile, high-end screen, but we are purely looking at computers or all-in-ones in this review, not any stand-alone monitors.

What else should you look for in a great desktop computer?

Size can be a bit deceiving in this category, so don’t pay too much attention to that. In terms of graphic processing units, you will probably want to be looking for a separate, dedicated card in place of one of the cheaper integrated options. Desktops with multi-core processors (6 core or more) and heaps of RAM (8GB or more) are essential if you need to have multiple applications running at once.

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Top 13 Best Desktop Computers For Photo Editing In 2020 Review

  1. Apple Mac mini (3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 processor, 128GB) – Space Gray (Previous Model)
  2. New Apple iMac (27-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Storage)
  3. 2020 Newest HP Pavilion 690 Gaming Desktop (AMD 8-Core Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz up to 4.1 GHz, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD (Boot) + 2TB HDD, AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB, WiFi, Bluetooth, DVD, Windows 10 Home)
  4. Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) – Newest Version (Renewed)
  5. Intel BOXNUC8i7HVK1 Hades Canyon VR Gaming NUC, Kaby Lake-G Core i7, Radeon RX Vega Graphics (8GB RAM + 256GB SSD, No OS)
  6. Corsair One i164 Compact Gaming PC, i9-9900K, Liquid-Cooled RTX 2080 Ti, 960GB M.2, 2TB HDD, 32GB
  7. Desktop PC Ryzen 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR4 2400, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, Wi-Fi USB, Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  8. Dell i5680-5842BLU-PUS Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 – Intel Core i5 – 8GB Memory – 128GB SSD+1TB HDD – NVIDIA GTX 1060 Graphics
  9. Dell XPS 8930 Desktop PC – Intel Core i7-8700 3.2GHz, 16GB, 2TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB Graphics, DVDRW, Bluetooth, Windows 10 Home (Renewed)
  10. HP Envy Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5-8400, 12GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 (795-0010, Silver)
  11. Dell Inspiron i3670 Desktop – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core up to 4.60 GHz, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB SATA Hard Drive, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 1030, DVD Burner, Windows 10 Pro
  12. 2020 HP Pavilion 24 23.8 Inch FHD All-in-One Desktop Computer(Intel 6-Core i5-9400T up to 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Home) + NexiGo Wireless Mouse Bundle
  13. OMEN by HP Gaming Desktop Computer, Intel Core i7-8700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 16GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 (880-130, Black)

1 Apple Mac mini (3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 processor, 128GB) – Space Gray (Previous Model) – Quietest Desktop Computer for Photo Editing

What better place to start a review of the Best Desktop Computers for Photo Editing than with the Apple Mac mini (3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 processor, 128GB) – Space Gray. After four years, the littlest mac on the market has gone through a pretty major upgrade. But don’t be confused by the gorgeous, space-age design into thinking that this computer is too flashy for you!

So what makes up this beautiful little box?

Looking inside, we have an Intel Core i3-8100 quad-core CPU processor, Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card, 128GB SSD (which can be configured up to 2TB) and 8GB of RAM (which can be upgraded to 64GB). Overall a pretty powerful machine, only being limited on paper by the processor.

In testing, we found that this machine could easily handle multiple applications being accessed at once.

Let’s get connected…

On the back panel, we see an all-new port layout consisting of two USB 3.0 ports, four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and one HDMI 2.0 port. You also get an Ethernet jack and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Having a dedicated HDMI 2.0 port is pretty unusual for Apple products, and an inclusion we were pleased to see.

Additionally, having two USB 3.0 and four USB-C ports means you’ll never need the same annoying Apple dongle adapter you’d require if you were simply docking a MacBook Air or Pro to a monitor.
Quiet as a churchmouse…
Performance wise, this computer handled everything we threw at it, all while being dead quiet! With the addition of Apple’s T2 security chip, which also acts as a co-processor, this machine gets a large boost in SSD performance and speed.


Apple Mac mini (3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 processor, 128GB) - Space Gray (Previous Model)

Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros

  • Great port setup, especially for an Apple product.
  • Tiny and light.
  • Great styling.

Cons

  • Only quad core processing.
  • Expensive for just the computer.

2 New Apple iMac (27-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Storage) – Best All In One Desktop Computer for Photo Editing

Next up, we have our first all-in-one with the New Apple iMac (27-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Storage)!

But what is an all-in-one?

Where a regular desktop setup would consist of the monitor with a separate CPU, an all in one computer consists of the monitor and computer packaged together in a stand alone box. This gives the advantage of more space, and much fewer wires cluttering up your workspace!

The Apple iMac was the first all-in-one on the market, and they have dominated for over a decade now. With this newest iteration, we see an even thinner screen than the last model (1.4mm display panel with a 5mm thin edge enclosure), without losing any of the processing power!

Some decisions to be made…

Inside this one, we have some options for consideration. First up, you have the choice between a 3.1GHz or a 3.7GHz intel core i5 processor (6-Core 8th-Generation Intel Core i5 Processor). For graphics, we have either the Radeon Pro 570 with 4GB of VRAM, Radeon Pro 575 with 4GB of VRAM, or Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of VRAM.

Choose between a 1TB or 2TB HD and the option to add the AppleCare bundle. Also included are the Apple-branded Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.

Market-leading monitor…

Since this is an all-in-one, we need to discuss the display. Here we have the unbelievable 27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display, which has 5120-by-2880 resolution with support for one billion colors. This is by far the best monitor in any all-in-one computer on the market.


New Apple iMac (27-inch, 8GB RAM, 1TB Storage)

Our rating:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Pros

  • Amazing display.
  • Great options for HD space, Graphics, and CPU.
  • Everything you need in one, easy to setup package.

Cons

  • Like most Apple products, more expensive than PC counterparts.

3 2020 Newest HP Pavilion 690 Gaming Desktop (AMD 8-Core Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz up to 4.1 GHz, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD (Boot) + 2TB HDD, AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB, WiFi, Bluetooth, DVD, Windows 10 Home)

Marketed primarily as a gaming machine, the 2020 Newest HP Pavilion 690 Gaming Desktop is not just for the gamers among us. Oh no, this desktop computer is capable of so much more, including any and all your photo and video processing needs!

Inside the HP Pavilion 690, is a pre-packaged box of veritable goodies, that we just couldn’t wait to get our hands on! This is a major upgrade from the previous model, and we think this upgraded might be a perfect fit for any budding point-and-shooter all the way up to professional photographers.

What have HP changed from the previous model?

A lot! Firstly, they have switched the dedicated graphics card from an AMD Radeon RX 550 to the AMD Radeon RX 580 – perfect for image editing. The next big change we noticed was the inclusion of an SSD (that’s a solid-state hard drive – inherently much faster than a hard drive with moving parts) with the option of choosing between a 1TB or 2TB configuration.

The RAM has also been upgraded to 32GB DDR4 memory, giving this machine enough juice to never slow down, even when many applications are being used simultaneously.

Every connection you could need…

At the back of the assembly, we see two USB 3.1-type A, one USB 3.1-type C, four USB 3.1, two USB 2.0, plus a memory card reader, an audio line-in, a speaker’s input, and a microphone jack. Also supported are an HDMI input, a VGA input, and a LAN slot. Safe to say all bases well covered here.


2020 Newest HP Pavilion 690 Gaming Desktop (AMD 8-Core Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz up to 4.1 GHz, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD (Boot) + 2TB HDD, AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB, WiFi, Bluetooth, DVD, Windows 10 Home)

Our rating:5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Pros

  • Competitively priced.
  • Huge port selection.
  • Compact size

Cons

  • Tools needed for upgrades.
  • Loud cooling fans.

4 Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) – Newest Version (Renewed) – Best Digital Drafting Table

Are you on the hunt for a super powerful, beautifully made, all-in-one computer that’s not made by Apple? Then the outstanding Microsoft Surface Studio 2 could be the one for you! It is definitely not the cheapest option on the market, but for the quality of design and performance, you won’t need to look any further, especially for photo editing work.

This flagship machine from the tech megalith that is Microsoft will fit comfortably on any desk. And with its brilliant, touch enabled display (a noticeable improvement over the previous model, with the PixelSense display offering enhanced brightness and contrast), you will be churning out amazing photographic compositions in no time!

The touch screen display is mounted with a “zero gravity hinge.” This assembly lets you position the screen down low for more-comfortable use of the stylus and touch screen or upright for a more traditional desktop feel.

So what makes this a stand out?

This machine is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best digital drafting table currently on the market. Although it may be too expensive for some users, the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 wasn’t necessarily meant to compare well against most computers. But for photographers, videographers, and digital designers alike, this is a hard package to beat.

The 28-inch display is significantly different from most other panels on the market. Instead of the more usual 16:9 displays used in almost all other screens, this display has a 3:2 aspect ratio. This makes for a squarer shape, making this display a real draw for photographers, as it matches 35mm film’s 3:2 aspect ratio.

Great specs…

Our test unit consisted of a 1TB SSD HD, an Intel Core i7-7820HQ CPU and 32GB of RAM. This setup is more than enough to satisfy even the most demanding of video editors. Set into that curved rear face of the panel stand, we found four USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C port, an SD card reader, an ethernet port, and a 3.5mm jack for sound.

The inclusion of the digital pen makes this package all the more mouth-watering.


 Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)

Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros

  • Revolutionary design.
  • Top quality display.
  • Great digital pen included.

Cons

  • Restrictive price.
  • Port placement is awkward.

5 Intel BOXNUC8i7HVK1 Hades Canyon VR Gaming NUC, Kaby Lake-G Core i7, Radeon RX Vega Graphics (8GB RAM + 256GB SSD, No OS) – Best Graphics Card Desktop Computer for Photo Editing

You’ve heard of Intel before, right? The company, founded in 1968 in Mountain View CA, that is best known for making world-class integrated circuits used in many computers.

But did you know they also make their own, ready to use computers?

Like all the top line of products, Intel’s NUCs (that’s shorthand for ‘next unit of computing’) started as a simple idea. Take all the progress that Intel has made when it comes to tiny computing and combine them. In turn, this has changed the common thinking that powerful PCs have to be big.

The Intel BOXNUC8i7HVK1 Hades Canyon VR Gaming NUC, Kaby Lake-G Core i7, is our second offering on this list that has been primarily marketed towards gaming, this time geared towards the emerging market of VR (virtual reality). And if we have learned one thing about VR, its that the visual requirements of these games are huge, meaning only the best graphics cards will do!

Which dedicated graphics card does this machine use then?

Buried inside this compact black box, we found the Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics card. This combines an Intel Kaby-Lake processor, a Vega graphics card, and 4 GB HBM2 memory in a single package. The graphics card offers 24 CUs (1536 shaders) and is clocked from 1063 – 1190 MHz. Simply put, this is one of the most powerful graphics cards ever produced.

Combining this graphic setup with the all-powerful Intel Core i7-8809G Processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, all the ports you could need, and the best Bluetooth and Wifi components to date.


Intel BOXNUC8i7HVK1 Hades Canyon VR Gaming NUC, Kaby Lake-G Core i7, Radeon RX Vega Graphics (8GB RAM + 256GB SSD, No OS)

Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros

  • Best graphics card on the market.
  • Compact size.
  • Amazing overall performance.

Cons

  • Bulky power adapter.

6 Corsair One i164 Compact Gaming PC, i9-9900K, Liquid-Cooled RTX 2080 Ti, 960GB M.2, 2TB HDD, 32GB

Build from the ground up with only the newest, fastest, and most innovative components, the Corsair One i164 Compact Gaming PC, i9-9900K, has taken the computing world by storm.

You may be noticing a trend in this list; we seem to have “gaming” computers one after another. The simple fact is that this class of computers usually holds a very high standard of CPU, GPU, and RAM. And you can rest assured that the Corsair One i164 Compact Gaming PC is no exception to this rule!

Quick as a flash…

Inside, we have an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU, a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (3 x DisplayPort, 1, 1x HDMI) GPU, a 960GB Samsung SSD and a 2TB Seagate HDD for storage plus a whopping 32GB of RAM. This makes this one of the fastest, highest spec units on the market today. Every port imaginable is located either at the front or back, ensuring you will not be left wanting for connectivity solutions.

With the ability to experience stunning multi-display immersion supporting up to three 4K displays with NVIDIA G-SYNC, VR, and HDR, there is no need to worry about display options here. Sitting at just 12 liters of volume and with dimensions of 13.19 x 11.46 x 19.25 inches, it is closer to the size of your everyday video game console than a standard tower PC.



Our rating:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Pros

  • All components top of the line.
  • Liquid cooled GPU for smooth operation.
  • VR ready.

Cons

  • Top quality comes with a top price tag.

7 Desktop PC Ryzen 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR4 2400, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, Wi-Fi USB, Windows 10 Home 64-bit – Best Budget Desktop Computer for Photo Editing

Next up on our review of the Best Desktop Computers for Photo Editing, we have another gaming machine, but a totally different price range. The uber streamlined SkyTech Archangel Gaming Computer is a highly acclaimed offering not just for gaming, but in the photography world as well. And it is easy to see why.

With a budget price tag and overall great component setup, this futuristic looking piece is one of the more decent entry-level gaming PCs that we’ve seen.

Sounds impressive, right?

We sure think so! So let’s take a bit more of an in-depth look…

As mentioned earlier, the SkyTech Archangel comes with a cool sci-fi aesthetic, not unusual for the gaming scene, but still unique enough for it to be eye-catching. The white, near rectangle chassis is adorned in blue LED case fans that ooze light onto the exterior. This isn’t the smallest unit in our review, but for the price, we were impressed with how small the footprint was.

There is an optical drive, which is nice to see, as this is often left out in other gaming PC builds. The MBU (motherboard) is VR, which should give you an indication of how powerful the GPU is. And you know what? The GTX 1050 Ti is an excellent choice for entry-level builds. This card will have enough oomph to get through most digital processing tasks chucked its way.

Great performance for the low cost…

The CPU is an AMD Ryzen 3 1200. Again, an entry-level component yet decently performing for a 4 core, 4 thread processor. With 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB HDD, this is close to the lower cutoff for performance, but we still found it handled admirably during testing.


Desktop PC Ryzen 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR4 2400, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, Wi-Fi USB, Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros

  • Very reasonable pricing.
  • Upgrade friendly
  • Top of its class.

Cons

  • No SSD
  • CPU only quad-core.

8 Dell i5680-5842BLU-PUS Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 – Intel Core i5 – 8GB Memory – 128GB SSD+1TB HDD – NVIDIA GTX 1060 Graphics – Best Value for Money Desktop Computer for Photo Editing

We are going to stay at the lower end of the price spectrum and take a look at the Dell i5680-5842BLU-PUS Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680. While many gaming and photography forums will yell and scream about the benefits of building your own PC, a large percentage of consumers just want to “plug and play”.

This is Dell’s budget offering, but trust us when we tell you this feels anything but budget!

Let’s find out why!

The Dell i5680-5842BLU-PUS Inspiron is not the smallest tower PC you will find in this price bracket. However, it isn’t the largest either with dimensions of 18 x 8.5 x 17.23 inches, meaning it will still fit comfortably on top or even under a standard work desk.

Inside the unit we tested, we saw an Intel Core i7-8700 “Coffee Lake” CPU, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, a 128GB M.2 SSD, 8GB of memory, and a 1TB hard drive. The inclusion of the 128GB SSD was a nice surprise for the price.

Plenty of ports…

With a few front ports (a SuperSpeed USB 3.1 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a SuperSpeed USB-C port, as well as an audio jack) and most on the back (an Ethernet jack, two more USB 2.0 ports, four extra SuperSpeed USB 3.1 ports, a motherboard-video DisplayPort, and audio lines), connectivity won’t be an issue here.

For the price, a fantastic buy, and you have the reassurance of a respected manufacturer.


Dell i5680-5842BLU-PUS Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD+1TB HDD - NVIDIA GTX 1060 Graphics

Our rating:4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Pros

  • SSD and HDD included in the low price.
  • Fast new Intel “Coffee Lake” processor.
  • Affordable for most budgets.

Cons

  • Nothing glaring for the price.

9 Dell XPS 8930 Desktop PC – Intel Core i7-8700 3.2GHz, 16GB, 2TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB Graphics, DVDRW, Bluetooth, Windows 10 Home (Renewed)

Sticking with Dell, we have another lower price range offering. In the past few years, there has been a ton of enthusiasm surrounding Dell’s XPS hardware. And even though the XPS 8930 is at the budget end of this product line, the fanfare hasn’t dwindled.

Dell have dropped the SSD this time in favor of a larger HDD, which did have a slight effect on the speed of this machine. Overall not a huge problem but one definitely worth mentioning.

So what is good about this one?

We loved how it performed overall, thanks to the combination of a great chips set and RAM. In terms of internals, there is an Intel i7-8700 6-Core Processor (3.2GHz, up to 4.6GHz with Turbo Boost), 16 gigabytes of DDR4-2400MHz RAM Memory, a 2TB 7200 rpm HDD and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GPU.

The well designed, compact chassis has been built with upgradability in mind. There is a handy pull lever on the rear that unlocks the whole left panel, which can then be easily removed without the use of any tools. Inside there is more than enough room for expansion, and the layout was extremely simple and easy to understand.

Connect her up…

The XPS features a large selection of ports, mixing in an SD card reader, an HDMI port, gigabit ethernet, two USB-C ports, and four USB-A entries. USB-C is always nice to see these days since more accessories and devices are using this port type.



Our rating:3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)

Pros

  • Easy to understand internal design.
  • Solid all around performance.

Cons

  • No SSD.

10 HP Envy Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5-8400, 12GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 (795-0010, Silver) – Best Entry Level Desktop Computer for Photo Editing

Ever noticed how Hewlett Packard computers are on any list discussing the best computers, whether they be for gaming, photo editing, or just a general work machine? We have, and the reason behind this simple fact? HP make some of the best computers out there at the moment, with the HP Envy Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5-8400, classed as one of the leading entry level desktops.

Does it deserve this classification?

We believe it certainly does. In an overcrowded market, the HP Envy is still able to shine with its mix of elegant styling and powerful components.

HP have stuffed this case full of goodies, starting with the highly-rated six core, 8th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 8400 Processor, which runs at 2.80GHz. In terms of storage, you get a 256 GB SSD plus an additional 1 TB HDD. RAM clocks out at 12 GB, more than enough for the budding photographer.

Add some RAM…

But if you feel this is just not enough for your needs, there is heaps of room to increase the RAM. The only downside we saw here was the lack of a dedicated GPU. Instead, HP have opted for an integrated setup, which we found fast enough for most applications but may be lacking for the professionals among us.


HP Envy Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5-8400, 12GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 (795-0010, Silver)

Our rating:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Pros

  • Optical drive.
  • The six core CPU performs fantastically.
  • Slick chassis.

Cons

  • No Dedicated GPU.

If you like the look of this one, but would like a slightly more capable machine with a dedicated GPU, we suggest checking out the HP Envy Desktop Computer, Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Radeon RX 550, 12GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 (795-0020, Silver).

11 Dell Inspiron i3670 Desktop – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core up to 4.60 GHz, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB SATA Hard Drive, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 1030, DVD Burner, Windows 10 Pro

Returning to trusty old Dell, and taking a bit of a step up from the previous review, we have the Dell Inspiron i3670 Desktop – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700. What a great machine this is, and although not the cheapest on this list, it is also nowhere near the most expensive.

OK, we know what you’re thinking….

How many Dell computers can you have on one list?! And trust us when we say we hear you! But to leave this computer off this list would have been a travesty, as the sum of its parts makes it an extremely deserving entry.

Diving in headfirst, we are presented with the eighth generation Intel Core i7-8700 3.20 GHz processor. This is a CPU that can handle a high workload while still outputting at a very healthy rate. Coupled with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5 GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB SATA HD and you’re looking at a very competent machine, capable of handling a heavy load.

A Dell branded mouse and keyboard are also thrown in to sweeten the deal, even though it is already a sugar-coated dream.

In terms of ports…

Dell offers an SD memory card reader, four USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports (which are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices), a mic input, a headphone input, and an HDMI port. How much more could you need?


Dell Inspiron i3670 Desktop - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core up to 4.60 GHz, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB SATA Hard Drive, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 1030, DVD Burner, Windows 10 Pro

Our rating:5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Pros

  • Great CPU and GPU for the price.
  • 16BG RAM as standard.
  • Mouse and keyboard included.

Cons

  • No SSD.

12 2020 HP Pavilion 24 23.8 Inch FHD All-in-One Desktop Computer(Intel 6-Core i5-9400T up to 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Home) + NexiGo Wireless Mouse Bundle

Are you searching for a whole lot of machine, for a price less than you are expecting? Well, the hunt may be over! The HP Pavilion 24 23.8 Inch FHD All-in-One Desktop Computer Bundle ticks all boxes for can’t-miss features! Here we have an all-in-one desktop, which includes a decent quad-core processor and a 1080p FHD touch screen.

Customize to your own requirements…

This great all-in-one bundle has some amazing deals for customization! Choose between 12 GB, 16 GB or even 32 GB of RAM and internal storage size is also left up to you with options ranging from 512 GB to 1 TB or all the way up to a full 2 TB!

On top of all that choice, HP have made some of the harder decisions for you. The CPU is an Intel 6-Core i5-9400T, which runs speeds up to 3.4 GHz. GPU is one of the only slight downsides here, being an integrated AMD Radeon R5 graphics. A good enough set up but lacking the power of a dedicated card.

All-in-one computers usually lack slightly in the port category.

Does The HP Pavilion 24? Our verdict is no!

With the inclusion of an optical drive and a three in one card reader on the side of the assembly, plus an Ethernet port, a pair of USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, DC power in, and a headphone/microphone jack you won’t be left wanting.


2020 HP Pavilion 24 23.8 Inch FHD All-in-One Desktop Computer(Intel 6-Core i5-9400T up to 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Home) + NexiGo Wireless Mouse Bundle

Our rating:3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)

Pros

  • Most competitively priced all-in-one.
  • Fantastic touch display.
  • Great customization options.

Cons

  • No SSD or dedicated GPU.

13 OMEN by HP Gaming Desktop Computer, Intel Core i7-8700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 16GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 (880-130, Black) – Best Value Desktop Computer for Photo Editing

We have arrived at our final entry in our rundown of the best desktop computers for photo editing! No list on this subject would be complete without the inclusion of the OMEN by HP Gaming Desktop Computer, Intel Core i7-8700K.

Again we see a machine primarily marketed at the gaming community, but boy does this one fit the bill for photographers and content editors! If you’re looking for a future-proof PC that runs smoothly straight out of the box, the HP Omen Desktop PC is a solid choice.

Why is that?

Not every PC is created equally. There are offerings that sell for astronomical prices, and then there are some that are more wallet-friendly. The HP Omen Desktop PC sits comfortably somewhere right in the middle. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not what most people would regard as cheap, but we believe it’s a fantastic deal for what you get!

So what’s in the box?

The CPU is an hexa-core Intel Core i7-8700K, which runs at 3.7GHz. This CPU is liquid cooled, meaning it can handle a huge workload. The GPU is the flagship offering NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1080 Ti. This card has a ridiculous 11GB dedicated, definitely enough for all your needs.

There’s a 2 TB 7200RPM SATA HDD and a 512 GB SSD resulting in enough space to store everything you need to. Every port under the sun is included in the gothic styled chassis, and a mouse and keyboard are included as standard.


OMEN

Our rating:3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

Pros

  • Out-of-the box ready.
  • High quality, powerful components.
  • Cheap for what you get.

Cons

  • Nothing stood out.

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So, What Are The Best Desktop Computers For Photo Editing?

We’ve made it to the end of our wrap-up on the best photo editing desktop computers, and we sincerely hope it has made your choice easier! With the huge range in prices and performance, it was impossible for us to choose just one from this extensive list, but please use our choices as a guide only and really consider what computer suits your needs best.

First up, at the budget end of the scale, we just could not pass up the…

Dell i5680-5842BLU-PUS Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD+1TB HDD - NVIDIA GTX 1060 Graphics The combination of all quality parts makes a great machine that can handle a fair bit of punishment.

And for the high rollers, we recommend the…

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed) For photography editing, you just cannot find a better offering on the market right now.

Happy snapping and editing!

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